Heartbreak Productions is delighted to return for their 30th year of touring. 2021 is Heartbreak’s 30th anniversary, and this year they are hitting more venues than ever before to bring audiences unique outdoor theatre experiences.
With 2020 unceremoniously cancelled due to Covid, Heartbreak has sensibly brought out the four shows they were planning to do last year: The Great Gatsby, Wonder With Grimm, Mr Stink, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the roaring 20s, The Great Gatsby will be served up with a twist of iconic Heartbreak style. Set at a garden party, this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic will take its audiences on a wild ride through Gatsby and Daisy’s romance.
Based on Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Wonder With Grimm promises audiences an enchanting evening full of magic, puppetry, music, and dance – with altered endings and a modern twist. To round off the evening, Heartbreak performs an original fairy tale penned by their Find Your Voice competition winner, Kasper Rahati, a Y4 student from Leamington Spa.
David Walliams’ family-friendly best-seller, Mr Stink, returns to Heartbreak’s summer catalogue for the first time since 2015. 10-year-old Chloe and the housing-challenged Mr Stink forge an extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.
Open-air staple, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, weaves its usual way through tangled lovers, warring fairies, and hapless human beings… but as it’s a Heartbreak Productions adaptation, it is set in an environmental protest camp. Heartbreak uses Shakespeare’s timeless imagery to emphasise the importance of the environment, and the costumes and sets will all be made from recycled materials.